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Born on the 29th December 1905, the daughter of a schoolteacher, Dora grew up in modest surroundings in
She shone at school, but refused the expected move to university. She was more interested in horticulture, she told her parents. And that was what she determined to do, working first on a chicken farm in Oxfordshire and later farming her own smallholding in
In Devon, she became involved with the Communist Party and, after the war, went at the party's request to
In 1959, she travelled by cargo ship to
Scarlett died on 28th March 2001, aged 95.
Source: Guardian 5th April 2001